Location & Statistics

Location


The City of Daphne is the largest city in Baldwin County and is one of the fastest growing areas in the nation. Located on the eastern shoreline of Mobile Bay just off I-10, Daphne is 11 miles east of Mobile; 45 miles west of Pensacola, Florida and 150 miles southwest of Montgomery, the Alabama State Capital. Daphne affords its residents the charm and grace of small town living and yet metropolitan Mobile is only minutes away.

Demographics


Population (within the City limits - 2010 census): 21,570
Population (within zip code 36526 - 2010 census): 27, 890
Households (2010 census): 11,092
Population by Race (2016, estimated):
  • 83.0% White
  • 15.1% Black
  • 2.2% Asian
  • 0.2% American Indian
  • 0.6% Other
Population by Sex (2016):
  • 50.7% Male
  • 49.3% Female

Climate

 
Daphne is situated on a high bluff with elevations ranging from sea level to 120 feet. The climate is enviable with an average annual temperature of 65.4 degrees Fahrenheit (average in January is 41.1 degrees and July is 80.5 degrees Fahrenheit) and average rainfall of 66 to 68 inches per year. Summers are long and fairly hot, but the heat is tempered by breezes from Mobile Bay and the Gulf. Winters are short and very mild, and spring and autumn offer colorful outdoor scenery.

Transportation


Roadways


Daphne is linked to Mobile (9 miles to the west) and Pensacola, Florida (53 miles to the east) by Interstate 10, a major east-west artery in the nation's Interstate System. The City is also located within a short distance of I-65 in Mobile, AL and US Highways 90, 98 and 31.

Airports


There are three commercial airports that are easily accessible to Daphne. The nearest air service to Daphne is the Fairhope Municipal Airport located approximately 10 miles away. The Mobile Regional Airport (located approximately 30 miles from Daphne) and the Pensacola International Airport (located approximately 55 miles from Daphne) both offer major commercial airline services.

Education

Within the City of Daphne, we have excellent schools available for our younger residents.

Elementary Schools


Daphne Elementary School North (K-3)
Daphne East Elementary School (K-6)
Christ the King Catholic School (K-8)
Bayside Academy (private school) (K-12)

Intermediate/Middle Schools


W.J. Carroll Intermediate School (4-6)
Daphne Middle School (7-8)
Christ the King Catholic School (K-8)
Bayside Academy (private school) (K-12)

High Schools


Daphne High School (9-12)
Bayside Academy (private school)(K-12)

Higher Education Schools


United States Sports Academy